Northwestern 'Best Of Both Worlds' For Mascott


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Northwestern ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ For Mascott

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Cole Mascott

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Phillips Academy Andover
    State: MA
  • Summer Team: Show New England Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 192lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(06/29/21)
82 - 84
FB
(06/29/21)
71 - 72
CB
(03/17/21)
76 - 77
CH
(03/17/21)
71 - 72
SL
(06/29/21)
Position
7.27
60-yard
(07/28/21)
80
INF Velo
(10/04/20)
90
Exit Velo
(10/04/20)
Trackman - Fastball
84.0
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
83.1 - 84.0
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
82.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/17/21)
2073
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1865
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/17/21)
18.7
IVB (max)
(07/01/20)
14.3
IVB (avg)
(03/17/21)
15.1
HM (max)
(10/04/20)
10.3
HM (avg)
(10/04/20)
7.8
Extension (avg)
(03/17/21)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(03/17/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(03/17/21)
44
Zone %
(03/17/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84
Velo Range
83.1 - 84
Eff Velocity (avg)
82
Spin Rate (max)
2073
Spin Rate (avg)
1779
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.7
Velo Range
82.7 - 83.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.9
Spin Rate (max)
1799
Spin Rate (avg)
1595
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.5
Velo Range
80.1 - 82.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.9
Spin Rate (max)
2019
Spin Rate (avg)
1865
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.9
Velo Range
77.8 - 79.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.7
Spin Rate (max)
1792
Spin Rate (avg)
1685
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.1
Velo Range
77.7 - 80.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.1
Spin Rate (max)
1688
Spin Rate (avg)
1447
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.7
Velocity (max)
(07/01/20)
70.4 - 72.4
Velo Range
(07/01/20)
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2077
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2063
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
-7.8
IVB (max)
(07/01/20)
-5.3
IVB (avg)
(07/01/20)
-9.3
HM (max)
(07/01/20)
-7.2
HM (avg)
(07/01/20)
5.2
Extension (avg)
(07/01/20)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(07/01/20)
29
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
25
Zone %
(07/01/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.1
Velo Range
71 - 72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.7
Spin Rate (max)
2077
Spin Rate (avg)
2063
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.7
Velo Range
70.4 - 72.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.8
Spin Rate (max)
1955
Spin Rate (avg)
1869
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.4
Velocity (max)
(03/17/21)
71.0 - 74.8
Velo Range
(03/17/21)
74.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/17/21)
2218
Spin Rate (max)
(03/17/21)
1979
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/17/21)
-2.9
IVB (max)
(06/29/21)
-2.2
IVB (avg)
(06/29/21)
-11.6
HM (max)
(06/29/21)
-9.8
HM (avg)
(06/29/21)
7.3
Extension (avg)
(03/17/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(03/17/21)
30
Spin Score (max)
(03/17/21)
50
Zone %
(10/04/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
71.3
Velo Range
71.2 - 71.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.8
Spin Rate (max)
1757
Spin Rate (avg)
1739
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.4
Velo Range
71 - 74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.1
Spin Rate (max)
2218
Spin Rate (avg)
1979
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
69.1
Velo Range
68.5 - 69.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.3
Spin Rate (max)
1815
Spin Rate (avg)
1766
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
71.7
Velo Range
71.4 - 71.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.7
Spin Rate (max)
1802
Spin Rate (avg)
1779
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.8
Velocity (max)
(03/17/21)
78.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/17/21)
1714
Spin Rate (max)
(03/17/21)
1714
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/17/21)
14.8
IVB (max)
(03/17/21)
14.8
IVB (avg)
(03/17/21)
6.7
HM (max)
(03/17/21)
6.7
HM (avg)
(03/17/21)
7.7
Extension (avg)
(03/17/21)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(03/17/21)
22
Spin Score (max)
(03/17/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.5
Spin Rate (max)
1714
Spin Rate (avg)
1714
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
90.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/04/20)
82.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/29/21)
233
Distance (avg)
(10/04/20)
328
Distance (max)
(10/04/20)
10
Hard Hit %
(10/04/20)
80
Sweet Spot %
(03/17/21)
60
Line Drive %
(03/17/21)
60.0
Fly Ball %
(10/04/20)
30
Ground Ball %
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.5
Distance (avg)
204
Distance (max)
319
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.5
Distance (avg)
204
Distance (max)
319
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.7
Distance (avg)
216
Distance (max)
326
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
81
Distance (avg)
217
Distance (max)
270
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.6
Distance (avg)
233
Distance (max)
328
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.1
Hand Speed (max)
(10/04/20)
23.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/04/20)
72.8
Bat Speed (max)
(10/04/20)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/04/20)
27.0
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/17/21)
22.7
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/17/21)
83
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/17/21)
80
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
71
Bat Speed (avg)
68.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
71
Bat Speed (avg)
68.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
66.9
Bat Speed (avg)
64.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
66.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.1
Hand Speed (avg)
23.1
Bat Speed (max)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
72.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
72.31
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
72.31

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
80
Hop+
(07/01/20)
47
Rise+
(07/01/20)
100
Sink+
(10/04/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
65
Hammer+
(07/01/20)
67
Sweep+
(07/01/20)
Pitch Scores - Slider
55
Hammer+
(07/01/20)
96
Sweep+
(10/04/20)

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
81
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
86
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
49
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
172
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
92
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
-2
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
22
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
22
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-244
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-244
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
32
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
13
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
122
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
79
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
63
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
86
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Northwestern ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ For Mascott

NEWBURYPORT, Ma. - The “best of both worlds'' is how Cole Mascott looks at a commitment to Northwestern.

“It has the academics of the Ivy League and you’re playing in the Big 10, a baseball Power 5 conference,” Mascott explained. “I’ve always been someone that’s wanted a high academic school and there is no doubt Northwestern is where I want to be.”

When Jim Foster took over the program in Evanston, Ill., this summer it all came together for the 17-year-old at Phillips Andover Academy.

“I’d always been interested in Northwestern and I signed up for a camp this winter but was unable to make it,” reflected the 17th-ranked 2023 right-handed pitcher in New England. “This summer when I saw they had a new coach I asked my coaches about him and both said they’ve known him for a long time and referred me to him.

“He came and saw me pitch in Georgia and loved my competitiveness and grit. That’s the kind of coach he is. Two weeks after, he came to see me again in Georgia and invited me to campus. I instantly fell in love with the school and knew it was the place for me. He gave me an offer and I took it on the spot.”

Foster, the 2022 Patriot League Coach of the Year who led Army to four conference titles in six years in charge of the program, found a lot to like in Mascott.

“Coach Foster is a northeast guy and was a catcher in pro ball,” Mascott explained. “He loves my projectability, he knows there is room for improvement. But the main thing is the way I compete. We faced good competition when he saw me and he loved how I worked through tough situations and battled.”

A commitment brought an end to a long recruiting process that had the 49th-rated New England senior talking to and receiving offers from the likes of Columbia, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Holy Cross and UMass.

“Since the eighth grade I’ve been going to one or two PBRs a year,” Mascott related. “The main goal was to get to the Future Games and it ended up paying off. I was in awe of how many coaches were there. That was huge exposure for me. The schools I talked to this year all saw me there.”

It was quite a change from a year prior.

“I switched to pitching full time last summer but I had no calls,” Mascott noted. “My first phone call was in November, but it was the only one until spring of this year. I was a late bloomer, but this spring high school season I generated a lot of buzz.”

The seventh-ranked 2023 right-handed pitcher in Massachusetts obviously made the right choice in turning to pitching on a full-time basis.

“Last spring I was primarily a hitter that threw hard for my age and my Andover coach said I was going to be a pitcher,” Mascott said. “The 2021 summer I was hitting and pitching but I had a better summer pitching.

“After that I got into a pitching program with James Baker and I was in the gym five or six days a week. This was my first year with Show (his summer travel team) and I made significant improvement with my delivery. I’m a lot stronger and have had velo improvements.”

The move to the mound benefitted his desire to play baseball at the next level.

“For as long as I can remember I’ve gone to Red Sox games,” Mascott explained. “I love baseball. I started playing T-Ball and was a good hitter and dreamed of playing MLB. It was always pro ball until I was an eighth grader and realized you’ve got to get to college baseball first and that became the goal. I need to get to college baseball before I play professional baseball.”

That step will take place at Northwestern, a decision that went over well at home.

“My parents are super excited for me,” Mascott said. “They’re very proud of me and I couldn’t have done it without them. It was a stressful process this summer.”

There is an understanding of the challenges ahead at a high academic university, with Mascott’s sister currently attending Vanderbilt..

“I love sports more but academics are as important, so the goal was always to go to a prestigious college,” Mascott explained. “As soon as I looked at Phillips Academy Andover that was huge for my family. I know it’s going to be tough playing Big 10 baseball and going to a top school but I’m up to the challenge. I think Andover prepared me and coach (Kevin) Graber runs the team like college so I’ll be very prepared there. I have a lot to learn but coach Graber sets everyone up for college baseball.”

A 3.87 student in high school, Mascott plans to major in economics at Northwestern, where the Kellogg Certificate Program is “one of the best in the world” according to the Phillips Academy Andover senior.

“When you get to college you’re doing full-time academics and full-time baseball,” Mascott said of what he’s looking forward to once his school days begin at Northwestern. “I can’t wait to get there to lift and play every day as many hours a day as I can.”


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